By Nancy C. Carnevale

An exam of Italian immigrants and their childrens within the early 20th century, A New Language, a brand new World is the 1st full-length ancient case learn of 1 immigrant group's event with language in the USA. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language inside a ancient framework, Nancy C. Carnevale illustrates the complexity of the subject of language in American immigrant existence. via language from the views of either immigrants and the dominant tradition in addition to their interplay, this booklet finds the position of language within the formation of ethnic identification and the usually coercive context in which immigrants needs to negotiate this process.

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